DC Futures Program

Get up to $8,000 with the DC Futures Program!

Eligible District of Columbia residents can receive a last-dollar scholarship of up to $8,000 a year to attend the University of the District of Columbia. 

Offered through OSSE, the DC Futures Program helps DC college students complete their first associate or bachelor’s degree by providing a last-dollar scholarship, college coaching and support services that address personal and financial barriers. 

Scholarships can be used during fall 2022, spring 2022 and summer 2023. 

 The DC Futures program is so much more than a scholarship: 

  • Receive up to $8,000 as a last-dollar scholarship to fill the gap between your financial aid package and the cost of attendance.
  • Obtain up to $1,500 in a stipend and participate in a college coaching program.
  • Access up to $2,000 in emergency funds for expenses, based on need and funding availability.
  • Re-apply each year to receive awards, based on funding availability, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 The application for the 2022-23 school year is now open.

To apply or learn more about the eligibility requirements, visit the DC Futures Program at https://osse.dc.gov/node/1574531

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at the University of the District of Columbia by email at finaid@udc.edu or call 202.274.5941.


Basic Eligibility Requirements:

You have been a resident of the District of Columbia for the last 12 months

You are accepted or enrolled part- or full-time at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

You are seeking your first associate or bachelor’s degree

You can demonstrate financial need based on annual household income

You are majoring in a high-demand field

Eligible Programs of Study

Eligible Programs of Study

Community College Associate Degree Programs
Program Name Degree Type High Demand Field
Architectural Engineering Technology A.A.S. Architecture & Construction
Aviation Maintenance Technology A.A.S. STEM
Business Administration A.S. Business Management & Administration
Computer Accounting Technology A.A.S. Finance
Computer Science Technology A.A.S. Information Technology
Construction Management A.A.S. Architecture & Construction
Corrections Administration A.A.S. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Education: Conc Early Childhood School A.A. Education & Training
Education: Conc. General Education for
Elementary & Secondary
 

A.A.

 

Education & Training

Education: Conc. Infant Toddler A.A. Education & Training
Graphic Design A.A. A/V Technology & Communications
Hospitality Management & Tourism A.A.S. Hospitality and Tourism
Law Enforcement A.A.S. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Legal Assistant A.A.S. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Natural Sciences: Biology Concentration A.S.N.S. Health Science
Natural Sciences: Chemistry Concentration A.S.N.S. Health Science
Nursing A.A.S.N. Health Science
Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. Health Science

 

Bachelor’s Degree
Program Name Degree Type High Demand Field
Accounting B.B.A. Finance
Administration of Justice B.A. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Architecture B.Arch. Architecture & Construction
Biology B.S. STEM
Biomedical Engineering B.S. STEM
Business Management B.B.A. Business Management & Administration
Business Management: Conc. Finance B.B.A. Business Management & Administration
Business Management: Conc. Management
Information Systems
B.B.A. Business Management & Administration
Business Management: Conc. Marketing B.B.A. Business Management & Administration
Chemistry B.S. STEM
Civil Engineering B.S. STEM
Computer Science B.S. Information Technology
Digital Media B.A. A/V Technology & Communications
Early Childhood Education B.A. Education & Training
Electrical Engineering B.S. STEM
Elementary Education B.A. Education & Training
Health Education: Conc. Public Health B.S. Health Science
Human Development B.A. Health Science
Information Technology B.S. Information Technology
Mathematics B.S. STEM
Mechanical Engineering B.S. STEM
Nursing RN to BSN B.S. Health Science
Nutrition and Dietetics B.S. Health Science
Psychology B.S. Health Science
Social Work B.S.W. Human Services
Special Education B.S. Education & Training
Urban Sustainability B.A. Architecture & Construction